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CH 650B for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Benson Nov 19, 2023. 18 Replies

alternator to regulator wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Benson May 9, 2022. 6 Replies


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alternator to regulator wiring

I am just wiring up my Jabiru gen 4 to the regulator and have a question about which wire goes to #1 on the regulator and which wire goes to #2 on the regulator. I have two wires coming off the back of the engine from the alternator but they are not identified at all. One wire goes to a shunt mounted on back of the engine and the other wire is just free with a connector on the end of it. I assume the wire to the shunt is the output voltage but which contact on the regulator does that go…See More
Apr 27, 2022
Kevin Renfro left a comment for Richard Benson
"Hi Richard, I am not a pilot. I have close to 30 years experience as an avionics tech and mechanic in US Coast Guard and GA aircraft. I have spent several weeks in Alaska, including Anchorage, as a C-130 navigator. My plan is to buy/build an…"
Jan 20, 2021

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 750, CH 750 Cruzer, Zenith CH 650
Project Status
Nearly done
Building From
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Commercial / CFI
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
USAF pilot in F-111A and RF-4C aircraft, Alaska bush pilot/guide/A&P in DHC-2 floatplanes, Fed-Ex pilot in C208 Caravans, now retired, in that order.
I have now completed in order: Cassutt racer,BD5A,RV8,RV7A,CH750STOL,CH650B,and now building a 750cruzer
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
Birchwood , Alaska

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At 3:21pm on January 20, 2021, Kevin Renfro said…

Hi Richard, I am not a pilot. I have close to 30 years experience as an avionics tech and mechanic in US Coast Guard and GA aircraft. I have spent several weeks in Alaska, including Anchorage, as a C-130 navigator. My plan is to buy/build an aircraft and get my license in it. I can arrange to fly it home with an instructor pilot. I have some questions:

  1. Is the Jabiru 3300 GEN  4?
  2. Is it a new engine (minus the 40 hour fly off)?
  3. Did you install the Hackman on the Bing Carb?
  4. Did you make any mods/deviations from the factory build manual?
  5. What prop is installed?
  6. What are you seeing in performance (speed and fuel burn at 6k to 8k ft)?
  7. Does the aircraft have an FAA airworthiness certificate?
  8. Can you send me a list of all installed avionics?
  9. Can you send me pictures (more than the ones listed in the add)?
  10. Does the sale come with a fresh annual condition inspection?

My email is My phone number is (805) 709-4923.



At 6:02am on April 30, 2017, noel farrell said…


At 1:12am on July 30, 2016, Keith Crawford said…
Would you have a time of the year that would work for you, and how about a location.
Thanks for you response. If you could ask others you may know it would be a grate help in starting a annual gathering.
Keith Crawford
Kenai AK
At 12:33am on July 30, 2016, Keith Crawford said…
My name is keith. I am building a 750 cruzer in kenai. I am seeing how many Alaskens would be interested in having a zenith builder/flyers get together. If your are interested I would like to get your input on time and location.
Thanks for your time.
Kenai AK
At 10:17am on October 13, 2015, Stephen R. Smith said…

Hello Richard,

Whats going on in the state of Ak?  I sure enjoyed my flight up there this summer.  I had intended to stay longer but the weather did not cooperate.


At 8:16am on April 7, 2011, KENNETH DRUMHELLER said…

My extended range tanks came with a fitting for return lines(used for fuel injection).  I just  purchased some plugs from my local hardware store used some lock-tite and I'm good to go.              KEN


At 12:01pm on January 10, 2011, Phillip Owens said…
Richard, Zenith is now making floats again for all of their models and they can be purchased as a kit. I hope this is of some value to you in your search for floats, I believe either the 2200 or the 2500 series will work on the 801 without any problem and you have the choice of making either the straight floats or the amphibious ones. I didn't put floats onmy 801 mainly because then it would have to stay outside as I couldn't get it in the hangar.  Good hunting.

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